I only took it once this morning. So this does not even count
as an anecdote with n=1.
But since you are asking I will give you my stream of consciousness
Plus this was the first day I took nicergoline. I don't think the side-effects will be the same.
I took 200mgs tab after getting about 6 hours of sleep. 100 mg might be enough. I felt a wee bit disappointed. It certainly does not seem like stimulant. Yeah, that is what the literature says... it is not a stimulant. I took it and went back to sleep. I ended up actually sleeping in. I was a little bit more wakeful, but not much but I also set my alarm very early to take it. Nootropic as you said before, the results may not happen for 2 weeks. Where you said, basically, you start getting up well-rested everyday.
However, one of the US olympic athletes got busted for Modafinil and she said it basically got her the gold medal from this drug. She felt guilty about it.. I wonder how much she was taking. The dose I took was not going to make me run more. Actually one side effect is slight shortness of breath which I felt. I also had a slight cotton mouth a noted side-effect of modafinil. Also a slight headache but that could have been the niacin-like dose of nicergoline. It could also have been the deprenyl which I was not taking often during the christmas break.
Do is anyone get a slight headache of deprenyl? Some of it might be attributed to that. I felt a slight rush of dopamine from it later in the day. I know what dopamine feels like at this point. It seems to be a favourite of mine.
I took some chocomine and tyrosine thinking it would convert to neuros to replace anything. Hell, I didn't somehow scientifically conclude that chocomine and tyrosine could replenish neurotransmitter stores to get rid of a headache, but my headache went away almost instantaneously after taking the chocomine, and tyrosine. It could be some giant placebo affect. However, "natural highs" recommends it if you get burned out by addicted chemicals and the author said it go to work. Again sample size = 1 and number of times = 1.
It seems like I will be up for a long long while tonight. So, my titration was totally off and I kind of expected it to be. The good news is that I will get rid of the internet in my house. I think my slight insomnia is cause by the constant light from the monitors.
Initially, I think if you do a good walk in the morning, you will have brain wake up more with a brisk cold walk than with the modafinil. Does that make sense? I got the sense that some neuros in my head were working, but that bottle neck seemed to be lack of oxygen to the brain or the physlogical responses to exercise. Have you ever exercised with modafinil? How awake are you then?
Conclusion: Modafinil gets a failing grade. Titration failure. I will add exercise and cut the dosage and add chocomine, d,l-phenylilanine(sp) and tyrosine (or as Scott recommends unsweetened cocoa because they taste virtually the same as chocamine and what is the difference anyway?) to the regimen in the morning and get rid of the internet at night.